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City of La Plata
07/10/18
Regular Meeting
115 E. Moore
La Plata, MO 63549

Present: Mayor Lois Bragg, Alderman Robinson, Alderman Jones, Alderwoman Walker and Deputy City Clerk Dena Hodges

Also Present: Gary Matteson, Brian Fifer and Jason Bunch

Mayor Bragg declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said and Alderman Robinson gave the invocation.

Consent Agenda:

Alderwoman Walker made a motion seconded by Alderman Jones to approve the consent agenda.  The motion carried ayes – Walker, Robinson and Jones.

Alderman Perry entered the meeting at 6:05 p.m.

Visitors Comments:

Brian Fifer gave an update on the Wastewater Reline project, stating Willis Brothers have completed the street repairs and are working on the force main, Visu-Sewer is about 75% done and sub-contractors BLD are 45% done.

Mayor and Board Committee Reports:

Mayor Bragg reviewed her report with the Board of Alderman. 

Department Reports:

City Clerk – Wastewater Reline Pay Request #4:

Dena submitted the fourth pay request for approval by the Board of Alderman in the amount of $191,350.62. The pay request will be paid by low interest loan and grant funds.

Alderman Robinson made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to approve Wastewater Pay Request #4 in the amount of $191,350.62. The motion carried ayes – Robinson, Walker, Perry and Jones.

Infrastructure Grants:

Discussion was held and issue has been postponed until further research has been done.

Electric Department – No discussion.

Golf Course – No discussion.

Street Department – No discussion.

Water Department – No discussion.

Police Department –

Police Crime Report – Jason Bunch submitted the monthly police crime report.

Repair Back of Police Station – Discussion was held and postponed until further information is obtained.

Old Business:

Property Clean Up – The police department mailed out 13 letters to property owners on 07/10/18 with more being prepared. 

New Business:

Jason Bunch Insurance Claim – Jason Bunch presented the Board of Alderman and the Mayor a detailed list of expenses and what the insurance check had covered with a balance of $3,550.47 not being covered by the insurance company.  Jason Bunch requested that the City of La Plata make up that difference not covered by the insurance company. 

Alderman Perry made a motion seconded by Alderwoman Walker to pay Jason Bunch the amount of $3,550.47.  The motion carried ayes – Walker, Robinson, Perry and Jones.

Resolutions:

Resolution 2018-08 A Resolution Transferring Electrical Administrative Fees 6.5%, Administrative Fees Water 6.5%, Administrative Fees Sewer 6.5%, Electrical Payment Lieu of Tax 3%, Water Payment in Lieu of Tax 3%, Sewer Payment of Lieu of Tax 3% and accepting the Transfer of Monies from Electric Fund (9), Water Fund (11) and Sewer Fund (16) to General Fund (1).

Alderman Robinson made a motion seconded by Alderman Perry to approve Resolution 2018-08. The motion carried ayes – Perry, Walker, Jones and Robinson

Ordinance:

Bill No. 2018-08 an Ordinance establishing the rate of pay for specific employees of the City of La Plata, Missouri. Full-Time Employees 3% cost of living pay increase. 

1st reading by title only. Alderman Robinson made a motion seconded by Alderman Perry to approve Bill No. 2018-08. The vote as follows:

Alderwoman Walker – aye                                                   Alderman Jones – aye
Alderman Robinson – aye                                                     Alderman Perry – aye

The motion carried.

2nd reading by title only. Alderman Jones seconded by Alderwoman Walker to approve Bill No. 2018-08. The vote as follows:

Alderman Perry – aye                                                            Alderman Robinson – aye
Alderman Jones – aye                                                            Alderwoman Walker – aye

The motion carried.

Bill No. 2018-09 An Ordinance Adopting an Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning on July 1, 2018, and Appropriating Funds Pursuant Thereto.

1st reading by title only. Alderman Perry made a motion seconded by Alderwoman Walker to approve Bill No. 2018-09. The vote as follows:

Alderman Robinson – aye                                                     Alderman Jones – aye
Alderwoman Walker – aye                                                   Alderman Perry – aye

2nd reading by title only. Alderman Jones seconded by Alderman Robinson made a motion to approve Bill No. 2018-09. The vote as follows:

Alderman Jones – aye                                                            Alderman Perry – aye
Alderman Robinson – aye                                                     Alderman Walker – aye

All Ordinances are posted three days before the regular meeting and may be viewed at City Hall. 

Adjournment:

With no further business Mayor Bragg adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m. The next scheduled meeting will be August 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.


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                                                                                                              Lois Bragg, Mayor
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      Dena Hodges, Deputy City Clerk